Monday, November 22, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 smashes record, rakes in P102-M in 4 days

Posted by Sai

MANILA, Nov. 22 – It's Pottermania all over again in the Philippines as Warner Bros.' “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” shattered records and created box-office magic!

The seventh Potter film made history by debuting with a death-defying P102-M nationwide for the Nov 18-21 frame, this according to Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc. which distributed the film.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fun facts on the making of Tron Legacy

Posted by Sai

In line with the upcoming release of “TRON: Legacy” – a 3D high-tech action-adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen – Disney dishes out the interesting fun facts behind the making of this eagerly anticipated film.

In “TRON: Legacy,” Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Qora (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
  • The 3D technology in “TRON: Legacy” was developed post-“Avatar” and represents the most advanced in the world today.
  • It's the first 3D movie to integrate a fully digital head and body upon an existing actor to create a younger version of Jeff Bridges’ character, Kevin Flynn, using advanced Emotion Capture technology developed by Digital Domain.
  • Jeff Bridges is the first actor in cinematic history to play opposite a younger version of himself.
  • Grammy®-award winning, French electronic duo Daft Punk scored “TRON: Legacy,” composing 24 tracks in all. They are also seen in a brief cameo.
  • The light suits were created using electroluminescent lamps made from a flexible polymer film.
  • Lightcycle design was inspired by the original sketches of Syd Mead, who designed them for “TRON” back in 1982. Creating Lightcycles that would form visual units with their riders and still give them room to move was a challenge for “TRON: Legacy” vehicle designer Daniel Simon and the rest of the vehicle design team.
  • Both Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde received training in Parkour and martial arts for their roles.
  • Because donning the light suits was a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, special inversion boards were provided to allow actors to get off of their feet and recline without endangering the costume.
  • The light discs created for the film consist of 134 LED lights, are radio-controlled, and attached to the suits with magnets. In addition, they house the batteries that power the suit lights. They are heavy, so care had to be taken when throwing them on set.
  • Several of the vehicles were practically fully built for certain scenes, as opposed to computer-generated, in keeping with director Joseph Kosinski’s vision of blurring the line between CGI and reality.
  • Flynn’s Arcade holds a treasure trove of icons for “TRON” fans: the Master Control Program desk caddy from the original film; the tabletop computer interface and a condensed version of the Shiva laser, which takes Sam into the Grid; a map of the Grid embedded in the code of the background image; and Sam’s drawings from childhood on the wall.

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines, “TRON: Legacy” will open soon across the country in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular formats.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Voldemort hunts down Harry Potter in "Deathly Hallows, Part 1"

Posted by Sai

In Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” -- the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series told in two full-length parts -- Lord Voldemort is on a mission: to end the life of “the Boy Who Lived.”

Director David Yates says, “Voldemort is on the cusp of absolute power. He’s been hiding in the shadows, biding his time until he could come back and impose his will on the rest of the world. Everything else in his master plan has come together; he just needs to deal with this one tiny detail. Voldemort doesn’t understand how this ‘child’ has become his strongest adversary, but he does know he must be the one to kill Harry Potter. First of all, it was destined and, secondly, there is the sheer satisfaction of it after being thwarted so often. It’s beyond personal at this point.”

My Amnesia Girl Press Conference

By Sai

My Amnesia Girl stars the ever so lovely and bubbly Toni Gonzaga and one of our finest young actors, John Lloyd Cruz. This is one of the movies I'm looking forward to see on the big screen. I applaud Star Cinema and Direk (Director) Cathy Garcia-Molina for coming up with another unique, heart-felt yet funny and realistic movie!

My Amnesia Girl is a story about love and a second chance - with a twist. What if you decided to revive the love, which failed the first time, but your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend can't remember you (totally) at all? It's a pretty interesting story and before the thought crosses your mind I'm telling you THIS IS NOT LIKE 50 FIRST DATES - this is more exciting than that!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Unstoppable Movie Review

By Sai

UNSTOPPABLE: Movie Trailer. Watch more top selected videos about: Unstoppable, Jessy Shram

When I first saw the movie trailer of Unstoppable in one of the advance movie screenings I usually attend, I was so interested. I’m so glad that Jay invited me to see this movie.


This movie is a heroic act of two men to save many lives. If you’ll look at it that way you’ll think, “Hey, there’s nothing new with that movie.” If you’re actually thinking that way I say, “Nope, you’re wrong!”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Easy A Movie Review

By Sai

High school life is tough. If you’ll agree with me, what you are right now is (mostly) because of your good and bad high school experience. I am a living proof of this. High school is your early exposure of the adult life you’ll encounter in the future, say college life where everything is so serious because of the uncertainty that’s waiting for you in the great unknown. High school is where you can still laugh, breathe, hang out with your friends, and fight with your fellow students and… LIE!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hayden Christensen takes it all in "Takers"

Posted by Sai

 After portraying a thief who can teleport himself anywhere in the 2008 hit “Jumper,” Hayden Christensen now plays a more earth-bound bank robber in Columbia Pictures' new action-thriller “Takers.”

A recent No. 1 box-office hit in the U.S., “Takers” also stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Chris Brown.

In the film, a group of high-living young criminals bankroll their extravagant lifestyle with a series of painstakingly planned bank robberies while a dedicated police officer makes it his personal mission to stop them. After years of meticulously planned heists, the crew is convinced by one of their own to risk it all for one last big score, but pulling off the job of a lifetime with a dogged detective and a vicious rival gang on their tail is a tall order, even for these seasoned pros.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis are past rivals in "You Again"

Posted by Sai

Joining Kristen Bell in Touchstone Pictures' new laugh-out-loud comedy “You Again” are Golden Globe®–winners Jamie Lee Curtis (“True Lies”) and Sigourney Weaver (“Avatar”).

In the film, just as she is about to return home for her older brother’s wedding, Marni (Bell) learns from her mother, Gail (Curtis), that the bride is none other than her high school arch nemesis, Joanna (Odette Yustman). Marni is horrified! Why would her brother marry the one girl from high school she never wants to see again?

Then, the untenable situation takes another twist when Joanna’s aunt, Ramona (Weaver), a highly successful, career-driven woman, flies in from Europe for the wedding festivities. Evidently, Ramona and Gail also attended the same high school some thirty years ago, and though they claim camaraderie, they, too, have some rivalry that stems from their teenage years.

Monday, November 8, 2010

“The Social Network's” Andrew Garfield: What's not to like?

By Sai

Before he conquers the big screen as the new Spider-Man in 2012, young actor Andrew Garfield can be seen in Columbia Pictures' acclaimed drama “The Social Network,” the controversial film detailing the Harvard dorm room origins of social media megasite Facebook.

Garfield plays Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook with fellow Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg. The two were former best friends but deviated as Facebook became immensely successful and eventually parted ways.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Amazing Race Asia Season 4

By Sai
The Amazing Race Asia Season 4
I got the chance to meet the Philippine Team of The Amazing Race Asia Season 4. They're so cool and funny! Our Team Pinoy includes Richard and Richard (no they're not twins but both of them are good looking so we can say that they came from the same specie of good-looking guys) and Lani and Jess.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A big revelation, Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows banners

Posted by Sai
Harry Potter 7: Deathly Hallows
Warner Bros. recently revealed seven new character banners to promote the upcoming fantasy adventure “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”

The individual banners feature the characters Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Lord Voldemort, Severus Snape, Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback.

In the film, as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Due Date Movie Review

By Sai
Zach Galifianakis on Due Date
The last comedy I watched made me laugh but Due Date? Dude! You’re a very boring person if you can’t get the jokes! It was really amazing!


I pity Robert Downey Jr. in this film. He is your ordinary professional guy working at the office as an architect. Cool, right? He is very proper, strong and intelligent. Can you imagine his misery when he was with Zach?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

“Takers” – A Gripping, Edge-Of-Your-Seat Crime Thriller

Posted by Sai

A group of high-living young criminals bankroll their extravagant lifestyle with a series of painstakingly planned bank robberies while a dedicated police officer makes it his personal mission to stop them in Columbia Pictures' taut, edge-of your seat crime thriller “Takers.” After years of meticulously planned heists, the crew is convinced by one of their own to risk it all for one last big score, but pulling off the job of a lifetime with a dogged detective and a vicious rival gang on their tail is a tall order, even for these seasoned pros.

A recent No. 1 box-office hit in the U.S., “Takers” stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Tip “T.I.” Harris, with Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen.

In the film, longtime friends Gordon Betts (Elba), John Rahway (Walker), A.J. (Christensen), and the Attica brothers, Jake (Ealy) and Jesse (Brown) finance an extravagant lifestyle filled with hot cars, hotter women and unlimited cash by staging high stakes bank robberies. They avoid being caught by planning to the tiniest detail, leaving no clues and pulling off one—and only one—job per year.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jesse Eisenberg plays Facebook Creator in "The Social Network"

Posted by Sai
Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg
Jesse Eisenberg has de-friended his inner Mr. Nice Guy.

After years playing sweet, earnest and awkward in movies such as “Adventureland” and “Zombieland,” the actor has shown a more sinister side with his ruthless portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the critically acclaimed “The Social Network” from Columbia Pictures.
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